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The Halfling's Gem

Legend of Drizzt: Icewind Dale Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Victor Bevine
Series: Legend of Drizzt, Book 6
Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Assassin Artemis Entreri whisks his kidnapped victim, Regis the halfling, south to Calimport and into Pasha Pook's vengeful hands. If Pook can control the magical panther Guenhwyvar, Regis will die in a real game of cat and mouse.

Using an enchanted mask, dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden hides his heritage and races with the barbarian Wulfgar to save their light-fingered friend. An unexpected ally arrives just as Entreri springs a trap. But can Regis survive unscathed?

The companions from Icewind Dale battle pirates on the famed Sword Coast, brave the deserts of Calimshan, and fight monsters from other planes to rescue their friend…and themselves.

©1990 TSR, Inc., c. 2005 Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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perfect

best narrator and best book series love love love love love love love love love ..

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  • Jose J. Juarez
  • 20-02-2018

Adventure to the max.

This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Great storytelling. Must read/listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-2014

Icewind Dale Trilogy a winner

I enjoyed the Icewind Dale Trilogy, a story of the earliest days of Drizzt's existence above ground. I enjoyed watching the Companions develop their relationships. The story is fast paced, plenty of action. Victor Bevine did a good job of narrating.

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  • Prime Customer
  • 18-08-2017

Great ending to the trilogy! One narrator gripe :/

What did you love best about The Halfling's Gem?

The characters really make the story. The core characters and their interpersonal relationships, while questing in the Forgotten Realms, are just about classic fantasy now. Who doesn't like Drizzt?

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Halfling's Gem?

When the story was taken to one of the lesser planes. The description of another plane of existence was spot-on...very good.

Any additional comments?

The third installment of The Icewind Dale Trilogy was a fun listen, although standard fantasy storytelling - no Game of Thrones type political backstabbing or shady plots...it's great D&D. I rate both the story and the narrator together, so I had to bring it down a notch. The narrator has an aggravating way of whispering during most of the book. His voices and cadence were fine, I just wish he would speak in a normal tone.

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  • Don J. Dehning
  • 16-09-2019

Awesome

As I have said before, I am very much enjoying the books . And now that I have found out that there are over 20+ books in the series I had better keep going.

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  • Dakota Lawalin
  • 09-08-2019

a good story

great book! there was 1 or 2 editorial mistakes. but it didn't ruin the experience.

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  • JSV
  • 03-08-2019

One of the best!

I've listened to them all in order and this one is top notch! The story, narration and plot are superb. This is a must for fans of the series. Don't hesitate to pick this one up, it's that good.

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  • blahblah24
  • 19-07-2019

Enjoyable Conclusion

This was a fun and action packed finale to the Icewind Dale Trilogy. I look forward to one day checking out the prequel trilogy.

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  • Curtis
  • 18-07-2019

Amazing story and hilariously delivered at times.

great performance. I love how good Victor is at creating distinctive voices for all of the characters.

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  • MA Zeelie
  • 05-07-2019

best of the best<br />

I totally love this series of Drizzt. the best narrator of all the audio books I have listened.

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  • Ismene Kelley
  • 02-05-2019

Good read

loved it. great end to a great trilogy. Drizzt is one of my favorite characters in fiction and this is one of his finest moments.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-11-2018

story

great story with my type of syfi. Well read, faultless
hope this will continue and expand the story line.

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  • SotiCoto
  • 26-10-2018

So how many not-actually-dead characters now?

The first two books of this trilogy were unsubtly hinting that the plot of this one would happen.
It isn't like there was any sort of over-arcing plot to the three books that would normally be implied by the term "trilogy". This book is more like tying up a loose end that was deliberately left loose to be tied up here... and giving a bit more screen-time to Drizzt's evil-opposite nemesis for no better reason than just to give Drizzt more things to angst over than just the colour of his skin.

It is a generic chase-plot. More disposable characters come and go. RAS once again writes a ridiculously boring sequence of events so immediately explained that predictability doesn't even have to factor into it. I'm not even entirely sure what happened at the end because it was just so asinine by that point that I couldn't bring myself to care. A wedding or a big gay orgy or something. I don't know. If as much time was given to finishing up the plot adequately as to writing out crappy combat scenes, maybe this wouldn't be such a disaster.


At some level I do wonder if R.A.Salvatore ever learnt "show, don't tell" ... but I'm just not willing to give these awful books any more chances. I'm not willing to wade through any more terrible stories badly narrated in the hopes that they might get better. There are actual, genuinely good fantasy books out there I could be listening to instead of this atrocious tripe.

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